Windows cannot read from disk

  bogs 16:11 01 Oct 04
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Suddenly when I load any disk including XP Home I get the message "Windows cannot read from disk. Disk might be corrupted or using format not compatible with windows".

Anyone any ideas? All help much appreciated.

  bremner 16:23 01 Oct 04

Have you uninstalled the CD/DVD Drive and rebooted to let the drivers reinstall?

If you have and this has made no difference then it seems likely the drive is a goner

  bogs 17:50 01 Oct 04

Tried that but no luck. looks like a new drive, but many thanks anyway

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:35 01 Oct 04

Try cleaning the drive with a lens cleaner, the fact that windows recognises a disk in the drive is good news. IF drive totally us then messsage is usually "insert disk".

  bogs 22:17 01 Oct 04

Thanks for the tip, will give it a try.

  esteem2333 22:27 01 Oct 04

i hav a dell notebook my dvd rom was working properly and suddenly it stop working with cd,s i can still play the dvds but its not reading any cd. can some one help plz. i did everything which i can like reinstall dvd/cd driver, reinstall windows xp,update the firmware.......................help......................

  bogs 11:00 03 Oct 04

Problem update. I have now discovered that windows can still play music cds through Real Player and write to disk using Incid. It seems only cd-roms like XP Home etc cannot be read.

Also on start up the warning "Ultra dema-5 capable but disabled" is shown. I have checked out IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Primary channel set at DMA if available Transfer mode 5 and Secondary channel set at DMA if available in device 0 and Current Transfer Mode Ultra Mode 4
with Transfer Mode set at Multi Word Mode 2.

Can these differences cause the problem and if so anyone have ideas on how ro resolve them?

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